Manchester United beat Crystal Palace: List of records broken
Manchester United's pursuit for a top-four finish stayed on track after they overcame Crystal Palace 2-0 in gameweek 36 of the Premier League 2019-20 season. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were the scorers for United. Meanwhile, Southampton held Brighton and Everton pushed Aston Villa to the brink of elimination. Leicester City overcame Sheffield United. Here are the records broken.
How did the match pan out?
Palace had the better start and David de Gea was called to make a save early on. Harry Maguire wasted a few chances, before United got the lead at the stroke of half-time. Jordan Ayew leveled things for Palace but VAR ruled out the goal after it appeared his toe was inches off. Rashford then fed Martial, who scored a superb goal.
Rashford's tally better than last two seasons combined
Rashford has scored 17 Premier League goals this season. This is as many as his previous two campaigns combined. The England international has amassed 22 goals in all competitions. Rashford's first-half goal saw him scoring in back-to-back league appearances for the first time since December.
Contrasting numbers for United and Palace
Manchester United are unbeaten in 19 matches in all competitions (W14, D5). This was United's third successive away clean sheet in the Premier League. Palace succumbed to their sixth successive defeat in the EPL. United are fifth in the table (62 points) and registered their 17th win of the campaign. Palace are 14th and suffered their 16th defeat.
Martial and Rashford combine once again
Martial scored his 17th Premier League goal of the season. As per Opta, Martial and Rashford have now assisted one another a combined seven times in the Premier League this season. This is the most of any pairing in a single season for Man United.
Notable stats from the other set of games
Southampton's Danny Ings registered his 20th Premier League goal this season. Ings became the 20th different Englishman to score 20 goals in a single campaign. At 36 years and 295 days, Glenn Murray became the oldest Englishman to assist a Premier League goal. Leicester have kept a clean sheet in four straight home league matches. They completed the league double over Sheffield United.